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IoT-Enabled Smart Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Approaches

things2i s.r.l., 43124 Parma, Italy
Internet of Things (IoT) Lab, Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, 43124 Parma, Italy
BT Enìa Telecomunicazioni S.p.A., 43123 Parma, Italy
Comune di Parma, 43121 Parma, Italy
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Smart Cities 2020, 3(3), 1039-1071;
Received: 8 August 2020 / Revised: 8 September 2020 / Accepted: 13 September 2020 / Published: 18 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers for Smart Cities)
The ongoing diffusion of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is opening new possibilities, and one of the most remarkable applications is associated with the smart city paradigm, which is continuously evolving. In general, it can be defined as the integration of IoT and Information Communication Technologies (ICT) into city management, with the aim of addressing the exponential growth of urbanization and population, thus significantly increasing people’s quality of life. The smart city paradigm is also strictly connected to sustainability aspects, taking into account, for example, the reduction of environmental impact of urban activities, the optimized management of energy resources, and the design of innovative services and solution for citizens. Abiding by this new paradigm, several cities started a process of strong innovation in different fields (such as mobility and transportation, industry, health, tourism, and education), thanks to significant investments provided by stakeholders and the European Commission (EC). In this paper, we analyze key aspects of an IoT infrastructure for smart cities, outlining the innovations implemented in the city of Parma (Emilia Romagna region, Italy) as a successful example. Special attention is dedicated to the theme of smart urban mobility. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart city; internet of things; IoT; smart urban mobility smart city; internet of things; IoT; smart urban mobility
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Belli, L.; Cilfone, A.; Davoli, L.; Ferrari, G.; Adorni, P.; Di Nocera, F.; Dall’Olio, A.; Pellegrini, C.; Mordacci, M.; Bertolotti, E. IoT-Enabled Smart Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Approaches. Smart Cities 2020, 3, 1039-1071.

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Belli L, Cilfone A, Davoli L, Ferrari G, Adorni P, Di Nocera F, Dall’Olio A, Pellegrini C, Mordacci M, Bertolotti E. IoT-Enabled Smart Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Approaches. Smart Cities. 2020; 3(3):1039-1071.

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Belli, Laura, Antonio Cilfone, Luca Davoli, Gianluigi Ferrari, Paolo Adorni, Francesco Di Nocera, Alessandro Dall’Olio, Cristina Pellegrini, Marco Mordacci, and Enzo Bertolotti. 2020. "IoT-Enabled Smart Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Approaches" Smart Cities 3, no. 3: 1039-1071.

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